Metcalfe is a town in Washington County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 1,109 at the 2000 census. The county is located on the western border of the state, with the Mississippi River on the west. It is within the Mississippi Delta.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,109 people, 386 households, and 272 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,110.5 people per square mile (428.2/km²). There were 417 housing units at an average density of 417.5 per square mile (161.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 1.17% White, 97.57% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.36% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.
There were 386 households out of which 44.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 23.3% were married couples living together, 43.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.54.
In the town, the population was spread out with 40.8% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 16.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females, there were 75.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 56.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $15,000, and the median income for a family was $18,295. Males had a median income of $21,307 versus $16,793 for females. The per capita income for the town was $8,050. About 43.0% of families and 47.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 58.9% of those under age 18 and 53.3% of those age 65 or over.
Metcalfe Mississippi neighborhoods include: Bayou Road, Frisbee Park, Gamwyn/Wilzin Park, Greenville South Side, Halmark Gardens, Lake Manor, Midtown, Swiftwater, Terrace Gardens, Wayside